In-depth

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos, a product once commonly used in the building and manufacturing industries.

Cystic fibrosis

Earlier detection and better treatments have improved the outlook for people with cystic fibrosis.

Emphysema

Tobacco smoke causes most cases of emphysema. Although quitting smoking can't reverse the damage, it can help keep this serious lung disease from becoming worse.

Pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis results from scar tissue that forms in your lungs. This affects your ability to breathe and obtain enough oxygen.

Pulmonary hypertension

High blood pressure affecting only the arteries in your lungs is known as pulmonary hypertension. Discover the symptoms, risk factors and treatment for this condition.

Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis starts in your lungs but can cause inflammation in any part of your body. It can last a lifetime, or disappear in a few years.

Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that involves hardening and thickening of the skin. Internal organs can also be damaged.

Apr. 26, 2014